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Agribusiness Program

Major in Agribusiness
(Major Code: 515)

Bachelor of Science B.S. Degree

The bachelor of science degree in agribusiness is a cooperative program of the Department of Agricultural Sciences and the College of Business. The degree program is administered by the Department of Agricultural Sciences. A student must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours and maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) for all courses at WTAMU counted toward the degree.   At least 36 semester hours of credit must be earned from upper-level (3000- and 4000-level) courses. Course requirements include core curriculum requirements, an agricultural component, a business component, physical education requirements, requirements specified under the degree options which  totals 120 semester credit hours.

Select BIOL 1413 or 1411, CHEM 1405 or 1411, MATH 1324, and ECON 2301 to satisfy core curriculum requirements.

Department Core (16 hours)

  • IDS 1071- Elementary Group Dynamics
  • AGBE 2317-  Fundamentals of Agriculture Economics
  • AGRI or BIOL 3301- Genetics
  • AGRI 3318- Agricultural Statistics
  • ANSC 1319- Principles of Animal Science
  • PSES 1307- Principles of Plant Science

Agribusiness Core (33 hours)

  • ACCT 2301, 2302- Principles of Accounting 1&2
  • BUSI 3312- Business Law
  • AGBE 3302- Marketing of Agricultural Products,
  • AGBE 3304- Agricultural Business Management
  • AGBE 4316-  Food and Fiber Marketing
  • AGRI 3330- Computer Applications in Agriculture
  • FIN 3320- Business Finance
  • MGT 3330- Principles of Management
  • MKT 3340- Principles of Marketing
  • One course from BUSI 3319- International Business, MKT 4340- International Marketing, ECON 4341- International Economics, ECON 4342- Economic Development, FIN 4323- International Finance

Major Requirements (25–26 hours)

  • AGBE 3320-  Quantitative Analysis in Agriculture and Environmental Economics
  • AGBE 4312-  Agricultural Marketing Analysis
  • AGBE 4313-  Agricultural Finance
  • AGBE 4365 or MGT 4315- Advanced Business Management or Strategic Management and Policy
  • AGRI 4103-  Senior Seminar
  • MGT 3335- Organizational Behavior
  • FIN 4328- Futures and Options
  • One course from AGBE 3301Farm and Ranch Management, 4301- Advanced Farm and Ranch Management, 4310- Agriculture Policy and Trade, 4311- Agricultural Land Use and Appraisal.
  • One course from ANSC 4320- Beef Cattle Management, 4321- Stocker Cattle Management, 4322- Dairy Cattle Management, 4324- Swine Management, 4328- Feedlot Management, 4370- Equine Science and Production, PSES  2313- Economic Entomology, PSES 3411- Soils, 4302- Range Management.

Electives (2-5 hours)


For Additional Information Please Contact:

Dr. Lal Almas at lalmas@wtamu.edu,

Dr. Bridget Guerrero at bguerrero@wtamu.edu, or

Dr. Mallory Vestal at mvestal@wtamu.edu